Golf Exercise of the Week: Plank

Core muscles, which include the abdominal and back muscles, are essential to the golf swing to create power. Strengthening the core can be done with a simple plank exercise.Plank exercises can be done almost anywhere at any time. Performing plank exercises on a regular basis will help strengthen muscles to improve golf swing and prevent injury.

How to Perform the Plank:

1. Lie face down on the floor. Using forearms and toes slowly push your body up off of the floor balancing on your forearms and toes.

2. Contract your abdominal muscles while keeping your head, neck and shoulders aligned with hips and legs.

3. Hold position for 10 seconds working up to holding position for 60 seconds.